Alumni Update – Nicaragua

Alumni Update – Nicaragua

One Career, Multiple Paths The Global UGRAD Program boosted my confidence and helped me to open up to multiple possibilities. My experience abroad made me realize how flexible my skills and abilities are, and I became aware of the value of adapting to different environments. After my Global UGRAD experience, I started to feel braver to explore beyond one strict …

April Social Media Challenge: #EarthDayChallenge

April Social Media Challenge: #EarthDayChallenge

Did you know that about one billion people take part in Earth Day activities around the world every year? No matter where we live, the Earth is something we all have in common. During the month of April, we launched a social media challenge asking Global UGRADs to share what the environment means to them and what they are doing …

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Alumni Update: Lessons Learned from the Hurricanes in Nicaragua

In this highly uncertain time, I am encouraging myself to become more resilient. Journaling has helped me accomplish this goal, which is what got me to write this article. As it turns out, if you give yourself the chance to listen and embrace your thoughts (as irrelevant as they seem to be), you can get to know yourself a little …

Alumni Update: Rosemary Ochoa (Honduras)

Thanks to Global UGRAD, my semester-long stay in the United States allowed me to widen out and meet women, some of them being Global UGRAD participants themselves, from all around the globe. They were all immensely different, which was revealed at simple sight: our clothing, food, beliefs and traditions. Pictures and videos reveal how our skin tones beautifully contrasted with …

Peru Alumni Update by Marco Antonio Bustamante Yupanqui

Peru Alumni Update by Marco Antonio Bustamante Yupanqui

The positive transformational experience of Global UGRAD gave me the opportunity, for the first time, to be immersed in an environment of cultural and intellectual diversity. These interactions were the foundation that has allowed me to hone in on the soft skills needed to establish good rapport with different people under different circumstances. After my undergraduate level concluded, I have …